Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Last week my very best friend stopped by. It'd been way too long since the last time I'd seen her. She greeted me in her usual fashion of shuffling feet to running start to leaping bear hug and then wiggling, kicking legs when I lift her off the ground.
It was late so we decided to get a case of beer and play some pool and catch up. We had plenty to catch up on and lots of inside jokes to make. About half way through our game she put down her beer, lay her pool que down on the table and walked around to me. She slowly put her arms around me and nuzzled her face into my neck. I wrapped my arms around her waist, pulled her close and lay my face on her shoulder. My nose pressed against her neck breathed her in. That smell. That goddamn scent. Aura from body works or something like that. The only scent she ever wore. I breathed deep and long and hard. I pushed my face into her and pulled her body into mine. Just then it hit me that this would be it. This would be the last time I would see her for a very long time. I grabbed a fist full of her hair and gripped her shirt and through muffled sobs told her that I loved her so much. She stroked my hair and slowly said 'I know'.
I woke up with my face buried in my blanket sobbing like a baby. I can't remember the last time I sobbed like that. It took me about a half hour just to get out of bed. I'm still reeling a little bit from that dream. Rest in peace, sweet girl. Thanks for the visit. Until next time.